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in the deadly lax shooting friday morning. the roommates of paul ciancia says he sent a text to his family friday morning that he was going to commit suicide. his family called the police to check on him at home. but they got there about 45 minutes late after ciancia had left for the airport. right now ciancia is surrounded by armed guards. he is heavily sedated in a hospital after being shot four times by police. after friday's shooting at lax they are releasing information about how many guns are brought into airports. just a week before that deadly shooting 39 guns were seized at airport check points nation- wide. of those guns 32 were loaded. besides guns the tsa has intercepted knives, stun guns, and grenades preventing them from being taken on the planes. >> i certainly hope it wasn't anything with malicious intent. it was just a mistake and a one off kind of situation. >> most people are saying they forgot they had the weapon in their carry on baggage while others tried to disguise them as ordinary objects trying to get them through. >>> today the family of a santa rosa teenager fat
. what's still unclear, what drove 23-year-old paul ciancia to target tsa. the report for wjz from la with the latest. >> a spokesperson read a statement from the family of the los angeles international airport shooting suspect. >> paul is our son and brother. we will continue to love him and care for him. we will support him during the difficult times ahead. >> officials say 23-year-old paul ciancia walked into terminal 3 of the airport on friday, pulling a suitcase with a backpack on top. there were holes in both pieces of luggage. he pulled the gun out and opened fire on tsa officer gerardo hernandez killing him. he also shot two other tsa employees and a passenger before airport police shot him four times. according to court documents ciancia left a letter saying he made the conscious decision to kill multiple tsa employees to instill fear. the letter also talked about how easy it is to get a gun into an airport. >> lax has opened but the attack is raising questions about security at america's third largest airport. >> like many passengers noah was stopped at a police check point.
. the violence and panic inside one of america's busiest airports. and here he is. 23-year-old paul ciancia. he's accused of bringing an assault rifle and 100 rounds into los angeles international airport yesterday morning. >> there was chaos and confusion inside terminal three, as the suspect allegedly killed a tsa officer and shot two other people, before he was seriously wounded in a shoot-out with police. we have live team coverage this morning, starting with abc's cecilia vega, who has the very latest from l.a.x. good morning, cecilia. >> reporter: good morning, bianna. a truly horrifying experience for passengers and workers here. but police say it could have been so much worse. they say the shooter had enough ammunition on him to shoot everyone in the terminal. overnight, the identity of that slain tsa officer revealed. he is 39-year-old gerardo hernandez. on the job since 2010. transferred recently to los angeles from montana. the first-ever tsa officer killed in the line of duty. >> it's shocking. very nice guy. i'm speechless. i'm shocked. >> reporter: and the shooter, the fbi releasi
on the shooting at l.a.x. we're learning more about the suspect paul ciancia. who's now facing federal murder charges, as we're learning more about what actually happened in the moment of crisis and what was written on the note that he was carrying in his bag. abc's david wright has been covering the story from the jump. he's at l.a.x. this morning. david, good morning. >> reporter: good morning, dan. this morning, the alleged gunman is in a hospital room a few miles away from here, said to be unresponsive after a gunshot wound to the head. if he ever does regain consciousness, he'll face charges that could take the death penalty. the criminal complaint filed in federal court saturday includes chilling new details about the rampage. the fbi said that he was dropped off at l.a.x. friday morning, in his bag, a smith and wesson assault rifle like this one, with five extra magazines, fully loaded. the fbi alleges that he walked up to the tsa check point and fired multiple shots at point blank range to a tsa officer. >> in these circumstances, the defendant faces either maximum penalty of life wit
paul ciancia gunned down tsa agent gerardo hernandez. passenger scott green watched it happen. >> he had the gun down like this, so he saw him on the ground and he shot twice. >> reporter: billy bay spotted the gunman as he made his way to the gates. >> i thought he was a random passenger, very calm, stoic faced, got closer and turned a bit and saw the assault rifle strapped on his shoulder and that's when i high tailed it and ran. >> so you were surprised -- >> that he made it all the way to the gate. >> that no one stopped. >> that he wasn't stopped by then, yeah. >> reporter: l.a.x. police chief patrick gannon says he moved armed officers from behind the checkpoint to a more visible low indication in front. >> are they going to be in the exact same moment exactly when i would hoped they would be? no, it didn't happen in this case. >> reporter: officers did swarm the airport after the shooting, but witnesses wonder why they weren't there to begin with. >> i didn't make sense to me. i thought that guy had a gun and no one was this to stop him. >> ciancia is still in the hospital unr
. >>> family members of the lax shooter tried to stop paul ciancia. they notified lapd. those officials visited the suspects home and missed him by 45 minutes. he opened fire at lax killing a tsa worker. witness accounts are emerging from that deadly day. >> we were up in security. we heard the gun shot. everybody in security hit the ground. a lot of folks were scrambling. there was a pause. i looked down the escalator and saw the gunmen. . >> ciancia was dropped off by a friend. that friend had no knowledge of his plan. he is an unemployed motorcycle mechanic now facing charges of murder and violating laws at an international airport. >>> a 4.5 magnitude earthquake was 6 miles deep. 165 miles off the coast near ferndale. >>> a man made threats on a jet blue flight. he was making concerning statements. the man's luggage determined everything was fine. no information on the sub. one passenger said he screamed this plane will go down. >>> the chp said a man got out of a car and ran into traffic. he was hit by a minivan. traffic was blocked for a half hour while the scene was cleared. he was injur
the l.a.x. shooter was gunned down, paul ciancia told him he acted alone. >> it isn't clear why he targeted tsa officers. what he left behind indicated he was willing to kill any of them that crossed his path. here's abc's david wright. >> moments before all of this, abc news learned paul ciancia's roommate dropped him off at l.a.x., thinking ciancia just had to catch a flight. instead what unfolded was a cold-blood attack. video surveillance shows ciancia walking up to the checkpoint at terminal three, pulling a smith & wesson out of his bag, and firing multiple shots at pointblank range at an officer. he looked back at the wounded officer, who appeared in video to move, and returned to shoot the officer again, killing him. the fbi says paul ciancia gunned down two more tsa officers as he shot his way through the terminal. >> he made a conscious decision to kill multiple tsa employees. >> reporter: the fbi said his bag contained five magazines full of ammo along with a handwritten letter signed by ciancia, addressing the tsa directly, saying, "he hoped to instill fare on your tra
to friday's deadly rampage. she says the suspected gunman paul ciancia had a roommate carry out his murderous plot. here is more from miguel marques. >> reporter: days before ciancia's crime. >> he asked one of the roommates if he could have a ride to the airport. >> reporter: why did he need a ride? >> his dad was sick and he needed to deal with family issues. >> reporter: did anyone see a ticket? >> no. >> reporter: he says ciancia rarely moved his apartment since moving here in january describing him as awkward and heavily smoker the day he put his alleged plan into action, she says, it took his roommate by surprise. >> that morning, he doesn't knock. just opens the door and says, i need to leave. can you take me now? >> reporter: his roommate believes this is when he texted family members in new jersey telling them he was going to commit suicide and that prompted frantic calls between police in new jersey and l.a. police came to ciancia's home. he has a bag, gets in the car and off they go and a short time later, a knock at the door? >> yes. >> reporter: police? >> police. >> re
. 23-year-old paul ciancia. police say he's the shooter. he remains in critical condition today, unable to speak with investigators. but we are starting to learn more about ciancia. and possibly some of his motives. we're also learning more about what happened just before the shooting, from someone who knew ciancia and his roommates. >> he asked one of the roommates if he could have a ride to the airport. >> why did he need a ride? >> he said he was going back home, either that his dad was kind of sick and he had to deal with family issues. >> did anyone ever see a ticket? >> no. he also didn't mention what day he had to leave. that morning yes, he doesn't knock, just opens the door and says, i need to leave. can you take me now? >> did he ever express any hatred toward the government or toward the tsa? >> all nsa findings that came out this year that he was very upset about it and he also thought that tsa abused their power. >> well let's bring in stephanie elam, who is covering the story from los angeles. stephanie, were police actually close to stopping this before it happened? there
prompted a massive police response and evacuation. that suspect identified as paul ciancia was wounded and is in custody tonight. we'll have a full update at the top of the hour. >>> is the blinking of a paralyzed man who cannot talk enough to send an accused killer to prison? today defense lawyers in prince george's county said no and they're trying to get the judge in this landmark murder case to throw out a video that police made of a remarkable interview done at the bedside of the victim before he died. scott broom is in upper marlboro after a dramatic day in court. >> reporter: a neurotrauma nurse testified here today that often the only way to communicate with fully paralyzed people who can't talk is by getting them to answer simple yes/no questions by blinking which is what police got shooting victim melvin pate to do on video before he died at university of maryland shock trauma center. now the lawyers for murder suspect jermaine hale say there's no way a prince george's county jury should ever see the tape. viewed in court today the video shows pate squeezing his eyes shut wh
information, a friend of paul ciancia speaking out. hatred toward the tsa and how police missed him by just hours. >> he has a bag, gets in the car. off they go. and a short time later, a knock at the door. police. >> yes, police. >> plus, a car repo? not unusual. a car recall and replace the part doesn't come in for six months? wait. what? honda saying drivers should just work around the problem. is that really safe? >>> also -- >> wings came off. they were on fire. >> 12,000 feet in the air, two planes full of skydivers collide. >> the pilot got out safely, used his emergency parachute and landed. >>> and soccer fans so bad they set their rival's stadium on fire during the game. you're live in the cnn newsroom. good morning. i'm carol costello. thank you so much for joining me. we now have a better idea of just how troubled l.a.x. shooting suspect paul ciancia was days before friday's deadly rampage. today he is in critical condition and a source says he is unable to speak to investigators. but a woman who knows ciancia, and his three roommates, spoke with cnn. she says a troubled ciancia
has been identified as a 23-year- old man, paul ciancia of los angeles. investigators found information on him that expresseddager at the federal government and specifically at the tsa. the mayor of los angeles hailed the work of airport police officers in stopping him. >> they were more than 100 more rounds that could have killed everybody in that terminal today if it were not for the action. >> reporter: this is a picture of the suspected gunman. officials in new jersey say ciancia had made references to suicide in text messages to his family members there. we have video to share with you. it comes from inside lax. you see panicked passengers running away from the scene of the shooting in terminal three. a police officer tells them to move along. operations at lax ground to a halt outside, people started walking down the airport surrounding streets, dragging rolling suitcases behind them. paul ciancia pulled a rifle out of a bag and opened fire at a tsa check point, killing an agent and wounding others. he went thereupon the check point. that's when a police officer opened
-old paul ciancia walked inside the terminal with this assault rifle, five magazines, a bag of ammunition and a mission to kill. police also found a handwritten letter. insight to a possible motive. >> we found a statement where he made a conscious decision to kill multiple tsa employees. he addressed them at one point in the letter and said that he wanted to, quote, instill fear into their traitorous minds. >> reporter: according to this federal criminal complaint, ciancia fired multiple rounds at point blank range at tsa officer gerardo hernandez. investigators say ciancia then shot two more tsa agents and high school teacher brian ledmere. once he was past security, police say he made his way past this long corridor. according to some reports, he went up to witnesses and said tsa. they shook their head no. the suspect kept going. >> reporter: 60 seconds later, police cornered ciancia at the end of the terminal. a firefight ensued. shot multiple times, the suspect's weapon was recovered right here. he was taken into custody. then to the hospital. >> reporter: that tsa agent has blood on
in lax's terminal 3s acted alone. they say paul ciancia was dropped off at lax by a friend who did not know his plan. >> reporter: a law enforcement official tells the "associated press" shooting suspect paul ciancia is heavily sedated as armed guards keep watch over him. police charged the 23-year-old in friday's deadly shooting at los angeles interim airport. officers shot ciancia four times to end the shooting rampage. but before the suspect was taken to the hospital an official says he told them he acted alone. >> he had the gun down like this. >> reporter: passenger scott green witnessed the shooting. he was among the more than 100 people who ran for their lives. >> it doesn't make sense to he into. i thought, you know, that guy had a gun and no one was there to stop him. >> court papers reveal ciancia left a letter saying he made a conscious decision to try to kill. investigators say et arked tsa acts. transportation security administration officer 39-year-old gerardo hernandez was killed. two other tsa employees and passengers were wounded. high school teacher brian lud mer
. officials say that 23 year-old paul ciancia is an unemployed a motorcycle mechanic who recently moved to los angeles from new jersey. his family baggies notified new jersey authorities after they became concerned. lapd was contacted and officers went to his home the morning of the shooting but they missed him. he opened fire at lax killing eight tsa kirk, wounding five others on friday. one woman who knew him and his three roommates spoke to cnn, she says that he was plotting his crime. >> he did not mention what a day without warning. he just opened the door in stated that he had to leave. >> investigators have concluded that ciancia was dropped off at the airport by room make but he had no knowledge of what he planned to do. he is facing charges of murder of a federal officer and committing violence at an international airport. the fbi says that ciancia is currently in the hospital and is unresponsive. >> coming up on the kron4 morning news. two planes collided in mid-air. how all the passengers managed to survive the incident coming up. >> while posting pictures online kalanchoe in troubl
'sen identified as paul anthony ciancia, 23 years old of los angeles. there's also a new jersey connection. is that right? >> there is a new jersey connection. it's believed that's where he grew up. agents are heading out to that location. we do want to tell you also, you know, this is a youngman after he went on this rampage, he was shot several times in the chest, and so he has been in surgery, but again, the officers who were able to subdue and stop him shot him three times in the chest, center mass, so right now it's unclear just how critical his condition is. but he did live in new jersey. it appears that he was targeting the tsa, wolf, statements that he made, as he was running down from the security checkpoint to the gate, passengers saying they heard him asking whether they were were with tsa, but we're also told, adam perez, my colleague in washington, learning that there were materials, information on him, that suggest he was looking to kill tsa agents and possibly police officers. wolf? >> the search warrants are being implemented both in los angeles and new jersey. do we know w
to learn what they can about the 23-year-old suspect. police identified him as paul ciancia. overnight, we learned about a series of texts he sent to his family that concerned them so much, they contacted police. cnn's dan simon joins me from los angeles. dan, good morning. what's the latest on the bags left behind by those passengers who fled terminal 3? >> reporter: yeah, good morning, allison. first of all, you have a lot of luggage that was left behind. when the shooting happened, people just bolted for the exits and just dropped their bags and left their personal belongings, and as you can imagine, people are eager to retrieve their stuff. at one point, they were going to be allowed back into terminal 3 to retrieve their belongings, but that's been on hold. the fbi is still investigating this crime scene. it's a very large crime scene. and so, it is closed indefinitely. perhaps it will reopen later this afternoon, but we've not been told of the plans. >> you think about how all of this -- all played out yesterday, this gunman shooting up -- shooting up the terminal, basically. it soun
ciancia is in critical condition. he suffered wounds to the legs and head making it difficult for investigators to get information from him. abc news reporter has more from los angeles. >> lax is returning to normal. >> the question remains. why did he do it? police say 23-year-old paul ciancia brought a rifle and 100 rounds of ammunition to los angeles airport. this tmz video shows frantic passengers freeing terminal 3. they say he pulled the rifle from his back and opened fire at a security check point. one officer was killed and two others wounded. >> one guy. a single man with a gun demonstrated the worst of human nature. >> those who could ran. others huddled in the bathroom stalls. >> i was scared that maybe he was going to come towards me and my husband. >> police stepped in, shooting him four times before taking him into custody. law enforcement sources said he carried a note expressing anger and frustration at the tsa. the slain officer, 39-year-old gerardo hernandez is the first in tsa history to die in the line of duty. the father of two was always watching out for
at lax's terminal 3 processing the crime scene. paul ciancia pulled out a semiautomatic rifle and began shooting. >> i just saw the gun and i was just terrified and like everybody else was and we're all just on the ground. >> 39-year-old tsa officer jerardi hernandez was killed. federal agents brought food to the family's home and neighbors say they're shocked. >> my heart goes out to them, and i pray that the lord would give them peace and strength to go through this. >> the head of the tsa will arrive here later today. he'll be with hernandez's family and two other agents wounded in the shooting. >> in a note found in the 23- year-old's bag he called himself aed off patriot and said he believed his constitutional rights were being violated by tsa searches. ciancia's father told police about a suicidal text message from his son. >> the text message was a message to the little brother and the way it was written we had some concern about it. >> his former los angeles roommates said they never suspected he was capable of such violence. >> thank you edward. kai jackson continues our comple
paul ciancia walk into terminal 3 at l.a.x. and unload that semiautomatic weapon, killing that tsa agent and injuring three others. we do know that paul ciancia is still in the hospital in critical condition. he's under 4-hour guard. ewas -- 24-hour guard. he was shot four times, including in the mouth. he's unresponsive. one of the things agents are looking at, the better letter that was -- the better found inside the duffel bag. in the note, he apparently described how he had this hatred for tsa agents and how he wanted to kill them. additionally, investigators are talking to ciancia's family. he's from new jersey. he moved here to southern california about a year and a half ago. apparently, had texted his father moments before he got in the car to l.a.x., talked about how he was unhappy and something that he told his father made his father call the chief of police in pensville, township, new jersey who then called police in l.a., the l.a.p.d. and by the time officers arrived to ciancia's house here in southern california, he had already gotten into a car on his way to l.a.x. the
: police say alleged gunman paul ciancia entered los angeles international airport's terminal three friday morning armed with an assault rifle and five magazines of ammunition. the fbi says it recovered a handwritten note on ciancia that made it clear he was out to kill multiple tsa officers. authorities say he shot tsa officer gerardo hernandez at point-blank range, sending passengers in the security screening area running for cover. investigators say then ciancia went up an escalator but after apparently spotting hernandez still moving on the floor, he doubled back to shoot him again, killing hernandez. >> there was a pause, and so i looked down the escalator and i saw the gunman, he had his gun trained on the guy on the wall there and he shot him twice. >> reporter: in the end, two more tsa officers and a traveler were hit. l.a.x. police shot ciancia several times in the face and neck. he's alive but in his condition, he remains unresponsive. earlier friday morning, ciancia sent his family in new jersey rambling text messages. a woman who says she knows him says ciancia said he was goin
anthony ciancia. shot three time in the chest by police and in critical condition. these images were taken by passengers in the airport. right here you can see a gun at the foot of that law enforcement officer. that's where police confronted the shooter. you can see his weapon on the floor. an assault rifle. we'll have more on that in a moment of as this was unfolding, people wriding who everywhere. you can see this is a bathroom which was at that point jam packed. and the security check point became completely abandoned. people left everything. left their luggage and ran. we have the latest details from our reportes. experts covering this from all the angles. there are so many crucial questions. i want to begin with casey wian. casey, what are police telling you right now as we await this live press conference from the fbi in. >> reporter: the fbi has identified the shooter has paul anthony ciancia. 23 years old. they are not speculating on any potential motive themselves do say that they believe he acted alone. they describe the situation inside l.a.x. right now as static, meaning no one
and the suspected shooter. 23-year-old paul ciancia. abc7 news reporter lilian kim has more from lax. >> travelers ran for their lives when a gunman shot his way past security at the lax international airport at terminal three. suspect is 23-year-old paul ciancia. he approached a checkpoint and pulled a semiautomatic rifle from a bag. he shot and killed one tsa agent and wounded at least three others. >> the first shot went out and it was a loud bang. i mean, boom! >> everybody panicked. everybody dropped to the ground. >> the shooter seemed to be aiming at tsa officer. a man was holding up his bloody arm. this man barely escaped. >> he was carrying a rifle and he looked at me, and he said tsa? with a question mark. i just shook my head and he kept going. >> some went to the bathrooms and some head ford, its. he hid under a chair. >> i wanted to help them, but i also wanted to cover myself. >> i caught up with him near the rear of the terminal, and that's where an officer-involved shooting occurred. >> the shooter went down wounded. his rifle fell where he did and not a moment too soon. >> there w
, paul ciancia who authorities say opened fire with a a high powered rifle. >> security in terminal 3. >> witnesses say there was a chaotic scene saying he started shooting outside the check point. as the police raced in he made it back to the terminal near the departure gate. passengers ducked for cover and some even hid in a bathroom stall. officers had their guns drawn yelling at passengers to drop to the floor. >> on the floor! on the floor! >> as people ran as fast as they could, the panic and the lock down that followed blocked ambulances from getting close causing rescue wokers to race hundreds of yards to get the wounded to safety. witnesses say the shooter was armed with multiple guns. when he ran out of bullets in one, he allegedly grabbed another. >> i heard gunshots. a few seconds later i saw him coming up the elevator and walk by 10 feet away with his gunpointed. >> hernandez, a behavioral detection officer hired to recognize strange behavior, shot dead. two other officers injured and recovering from their wounds. police shot ciancia and he was rushed to a hospital. >> m
airport at terminal three. this video captures the panic after the suspect, 23-year-old paul ciancia, approached the checkpoint and pulled a semi-automatic rifle from a bag. he shot and killed one tsa agent and wounded at least three others. >> the first shot went out and it was a loud bang. i mean, boom! >> everybody panicked. everybody dropped to the ground. >> the shooter seemed to be aiming at tsa officers. a man was holding up his bloody arm. this man barely escaped. >> he was carrying a rifle and he looked at me, and he said tsa? with a question mark. i just shook my head and he kept going. >> some went to the bathrooms and some headed for exits and some hid under a chair. >> i wanted to help them, but i also wanted to cover myself. >> i caught up with him near the rear of the terminal, and that's where an officer-involved shooting occurred. >> the shooter went down wounded. his rifle fell where he did and not a moment too soon. >> there was more than 100 more rounds that literally could have killed everybody in the terminal. >> reporter: as for terminal three, it's been taken
ciancia, and he was carrying materials, including an anti-tsa rant and a reference to a new world order, according to a federal law enforcement official. when shots were fired, people in terminal 3 ran for their lives yesterday. cell phone video obtained by tmz shows the chaos as officers yelled at people to get down. >> clear? on the floor! on the floor! on the floor now! on the floor! >> go, go, go! >> on the floor! >> come on, you guys. >> go, go! [ alarm sounding ] go, go! [ sirens ] [ bleep ] this is crazy, dog. >> and there you see, without recitation, people taking off, running for their lives in terminal 3 at l.a.x. the scene stunning and terrifying. police shot the suspect several times in the chest, according to an intelligence source. our affiliate kcal got this exclusive video, and appears to show the suspect handcuffed to the stretcher. the suspected shooter lived in l.a. but was from new jersey. chris lawrence is in pennsville where the suspect's family lives. so, chris, what has been going on outside the home? >> reporter: well, fred, the police have been posted outside
, los angeles international airport. >> now, accused gunman, 23-year-old paul ciancia is from pensville, new jersey. police say his father called them today, his son expected him a text saying he expected to die today. according to fbi ciancia carried a note with letters nwo believed to stand for "new world order" >> news conference just finished moments ago the fbi said the investigation will take sometime. >> at this point we have one terminal shut down and will have it shut down while we continue the investigation. teams under there from both fbi and as well as lapd. their work is long and methodical. they'll take time on this. >> the faa has lifted its flight ground stop order. flights can now go to lax, but delays continuing throughout the weekend. >> here in the bay area, officers went on patrol moments after the shooting. standard procedure when something happens elsewhere. the situation delayed a number of flights. others diverted here. most passengers seemed to handle this well and however, others did not. >> hello? i see people here to help us. short, long flight from new yor
for a while. they believe paul ciancia acted alone, but can't say why he did it. >>> everyone on the floor. on the floor now. >> another look at that chilling exclusive cell phone video from tmz. seconds later as you can see, passengers poured out of the gate areas as police urged them to run outside. some of those passengers were injured trying to escape and get to safety. >> this was all happening at l.a.x., but there's a ripple effect across the world. flight delays and diversions from some of our local airports. we begin with impact at san jose. >> reporter: at least 27 flights between the bay area and l.a.x. have been cancelled. that number is expected to grow. >> i made a big circle. >> reporter: it's been a long day for a richmond resident. >> i started in oakland, was supposed to go to l.a.x., from l.a.x. to austin. ended up in ontario where they told us to get off the plane, go get our luggage, and recheck back in. so i'm back here. >> reporter: five hours of travel time only to end up back in the bay area. she's hoping to finally catch a flight to austin this evening. >> just tir
, it is paul anthony ciancia. he is 23 years old. he is a u.s. citizen. he is formerly a rez divesidentw jersey. we are investigating his back ground and more about him. >> everybody. >> reporter: the tsa officer identified as girardo hernandez, the first ever to be killed in the line of do they. the tsa says he was a behavior detection officers. officers who watch the check points for strange be hair. in all six people including the gunmen were transported to area hospitals. doctors say one is in critical condition with gunshot wound. late today authorities say he intended the carnage to be worse. >> there was additional round that this gunman had. and the fact that the officers were able to neutralize the threat as they did, there were more than 100 more round that could have literally killed everybody in that terminal today. >> as for a possible motive. only clues at this hour. law enforcement sources tell abc news, authorities found a note from the suspect, with an anti-government message indicating he expected to die today. the note ended with the letters nwo, believed off to be a referenc
terrorized passengers at l.a.x. the fbi digging for a motive, looking into why they say paul ciancia shot three tsa agents, killing one. >>> a strong turnout in boston. more than 1 million strong celebrating the red sox's big world series win. fans also paying tribute to the resilience of the marathon bombing survivors. >>> and buckle up. an airline is putting a new spin on those preflight safety instructions. >>> a major investigation under way at the los angeles international airport a day after a gunman burst in and killed a tsa officer. here's what we know today. tsa administrator john pistole is on his way to los angeles today. he is expected to meet with the family of killed tsa officer gerardo hernandez and others. right now l.a.x. is open, but no flights are leaving from terminal 3 where the shooting happened. a tweet from the airport says people who left things in that terminal yesterday can now get them at the ticket counter. >>> and we're also learning more about the suspected shooter, paul ciancia. according to a law enforcement official, he was carrying materials including an
a man who they say opened fire inside tear at los angeles international airport. police say paul ciancia was dropped off at lax before he opened his bag, whipped out an assault rifle and shot gerardo i. hernandez. paul ciancia walked away only to return and shoot gerardo i. hernandez again. killing the veteran and father of two and injured others. the 22-year-old is in police custody at a hospital and could face the death penalty. >> the healthcare.gov is down again for maintenance right
. >> murder charges have been laid against paul ciancia, the man that opened fire in the los angeles international airport. new detail emerged about the shooting leaving one t.s.a. dead and other wounded. the shooter was clearly intent on taking out his rage on t.s.a. agents. investigators found a note he allegedly wrote saying he intended to target t.s.a. screeners. next - an update on our top story and saying goodbye to an american hero, a true pioneer. story and saying goodbye to a >>> welcome back to al jazeera america. here is a look at your top stories. . major developments on syria coming out of a meeting between secretary of state john kerry and egyptian officials. the leaders came up with an initiative on the crisis in syria for the geneva ii conference. it will be given to the arab foreign minister later today. >> fact stan is ree -- pack stan is re-evaluating its relationship with the united states after a drone strike killed a top taliban official. >> and charges laid against paul ciancia, for the shooting rampage at los angeles international airport. >> two kenyans won t
. the accused gunman, paul ciancia told investigators he acted alone. a law enforcement official told the "associated press" that ciancia was dropped off at the airport by a friend. he was shot by an airport police officer and is headily sedated at the hospital. a tsa officer was killed and for others wounded. >> in san jose police are searching for a mentally handdecapped man missing since last friday, last seen on vine street. he has a previous head injury. he also walks with a limp and has a cane. he is 5'8", 140 pounds, and has black hour and a beard. last seen wearing black jacket, white t-shirt, black pants and flip-flops. >>> a federal appeals court ruling over a key obamacare mandate is likely to start another healthcare battle in the u.s. supreme court. at issue is a provision in the affordable care act that requires employers with 50 or more workers to provide coverage for contraceptives or pay a fine. an ohio based company sued, claiming it affected their rights there has been jot range over the federal exchange site that overseize obamacare. today it was up and rung tonigh
entrance where investigators say 23-year-old paul ciancia gunned down tsa agent gerardo hernandez. passenger scott greene watched it happened. >> he had the gun down like this, so i imagine the person that he shot was on the ground already, and he shot twice. >> reporter: billy bey spotted the gunman as he made his way towards the gates. >> i thought he was just a random passenger. very calm, but then as he got closer and turned a bit i saw, you know, the assault rifle strapped on his shoulder and that's when i just high tailed it and ran. >> reporter: so you were surprised. >> that he made it all the way to the gates. >> reporter: that no one stopped him. >> that he wasn't stopped by then, yeah litt. >> reporter: lax police chief says he recently moved armed officers from behind the check point to a more visible location in front. >> are they going to be in the exact same moment, exactly when i want them, when i would hoped they would be, no, it didn't happen in this particular case. >> reporter: officers did swarm the airport after the shooting but witnesses wonder why they were
tsa agents and he said if i just kill one my mission is accomplished. >> reporter: ciancia is charged with shooting of two people and killing of one agent. >> every airport say little different. but the cordination with the local police is always key because remember tsa officers are not armed. >> reporter: one traveler told cbs news he was calm before the shooting and looked like just another passenger. back to you. >> ciancia's family says they tried to warn the authorities he was not stable. >>> the family of a 13-year-old boy, shot and killed by a sonoma county sheriff's deputy, plans to file a lawsuit tomorrow. andy lopez was carrying a toy riffel and plastic handguns when he was shot on october 22nd. his family is expected to file a federal civil rights lawsuit against the county and the deputy. three wrongful death lawsuits have been filed. >>> it is now up to the b.a.r.t board of directors to vote on the deal. not even is happy. not from the union but a member of the board. it including a pay raise over four years, workers have to pay into their pensions and monthly health co
angeles enter national airport. the accused gunman, paul ciancia told investigators he acted alone. a law enforcement official told the "associated press" that ciancia was dropped off at the airport by a friend. he was shot by an airport police officer and is headily sedated at the hospital. a tsa officer was killed and for others wounded. >> in san jose police are searching for a mentally handdecapped man missing since last friday, last seen on vine street. he has a previous head injury. he also walks with a limp and has a cane. he is 5'8", 140 pounds, and has black hour and a beard. last seen wearing black jacket, white t-shirt, black pants and flip-flops. >>> a federal appeals court ruling over a key obamacare mandate is likely to start another healthcare battle in the u.s. supreme court. at issue is a provision in the affordable care act that requires employers with 50 or more workers to provide coverage for contraceptives or pay a fine. an ohio based company sued, claiming it affected their rights thn jot range over the federal exchange site that overseize obamacare. today it was up
it was 23 year o paul ciancia who killed one agent and investigators fo >>> we learned more about the l.a.x. shooting. >> reporter: scoot green was right there when a shooter opened fire friday at los angeles international airport. >> he had the gun down like this and took two shots. >> reporter: 23-year-old paul ciancia who wounded two people and killed a tsa agent. police found a note in his bag saying he wanted to kill multiple tsa agents. but they have not found any incidents where he had trouble with tsa. >> he was a calm passenger. >> reporter: he saw him walk in with an assault rifle. he tuesday could have been worse. >> 100 people under benches around him hiding and so if he really wanted to continue to shoot he could of. i heard he was targeling tsa so maybe he was not looking for regular customers. >> passengers went passed the scenes of the shooting and tsa agent his black bans on their badges in memory of their fallen colleague. back to you. >> the suspect is under 24-hour armed guard in the hospital. before he went under sedation the authorities told him he acted alone.
to be identified spoke to cnn about what may have caused ciancia to open fire. >> all the nsa findings that came out this year he was upset about it. >> now this morning ciancia is heavily sedated in a hospital. he is being watched around the clock by an armed guard. >>> today students in the novato school district will return to class with increased security on cameras. campus. the cameras are mounted on the exteriors on building. they are not inside classrooms, bathrooms, or other buildings. the cameras will help keep students safe. >>> ed lee will be talking with people near the twitter building today as the company prepares to go public this week. the mayor plans to begin his walk at 10:00 this morning at the corner of market and tenth street. he hopes to hear from people who live and work in the area. he wants to though what they think about twitter's initial public offering. the mayor may not hear a lot of support. the new associated press poll shows 36% of americans believe investing in twitter would be a good investment. >>> there sam report that the oakland a's could play next season at
, these are photographs of paul ciancia on a gurney a short time after that, he was shot 4 times and was hospitalized with wounds, he was carrying a hand written letter saying he wanted to kill tsa agents. >>> a large memorial is there, he was the first to die in the line of duty, bigad shaban on what his family is saying. >> a spokesperson read a statement from the family of the shooting suspect. >> paul is our son and brother, we will continue to love him and care him and will support him during the difficult times ahead. >> officials say 23-year-old paul ciancia walked into terminal 3 of the airport on friday pulling a suitcase with backpacks on top, there were holes to hide the assault rifle inside, he pulled it out and on earned fire on gerrardo hernandez, killing him and also shot two other employees and a passenger before they shot him 4 times. according to police he left a letter saying he made a conscious decision to kill multiple employees in order to instill fir and the letter also talked about how easy it is to get a gun into an airport. lax has completely re-opened since the shooting but
were enroute to his home before paul ciancia opened fire at the airport. ben tracy explains why they missed him. john miller found out how the gunman got the rifle into the terminal. how did the health care web site duck federal security requirements? sharyl attkisson found the answer. an n.f.l. lineman quits over alleged locker room harassment. mark strassmann tells us what it was all about. and elaine quijano on the forgotten p.o.w.s. they were captured and held in prison camps. so why did uncle sam turn his back? captioning sponsored by cbs this is the "cbs evening news" with scott pelley. >> pelley: good evening. those who know paul ciancia are at a loss to explain friday's rampage at los angeles international airport and his apparent hatred for the t.s.a. today his family apologized.
the suspect's identity this, man, a 23-year-old paul ciancia of los angeles. federal agents questioned his parents in new jersey his father is a business owner. police say, there, rather, tell us the suspect sent his brother a text kath he may have been suicidal. ciancia was shot and wounded in terminal three. we begin with the developments in the abc7 newsroom. >> reporter: let's talk about the bag. inside investigators say they found a hand written note that said he wanted to kill tsa officers and pigs, referring to police. witnesses who saw him handle that rifle say it was obvious he was there to do a lot of damage. this video from tmz shows passengers running for safety the gunman began shooting inside lax. >> i'm looking at him, my wife. to tell they're okay. say three we're going run out of the door. i was waiting when he is pointing down. we're running. >> i look over by escalator. like 20 feet away. i see shell casings falling. i see shooting. >> reporter: the gunman moved to the screening station where passengers show ids. he had an ar 15, a high powered rifle, shown here on th
, anthony ciancia, a resident of los angeles. right now, lax terminal with exception of terminal three is reopening as quickly as possible. passengers should check with airlines for flight information. first priority is safety. i know there is pressure for the public to get on that plane to feel secure. the area around lax should be avoided unless you have clear information on the flight and need to be in the area. we have a hot line for travellers needing a hotel near lax. they should call 1-888-831-7176. one of the lessons is september 11thth is the need to work seamlessly across jurisdictions. we had the fbi director here today before knowing this was going to happen. i witnessed, as mayor of the city, seamlessness between agencies, between different levels of government. i personally want to thank each of the men and women across agencies that today have done incredible work. i want to t volunteers and staff at los angeles world airport, red cross, civilian team that's stand out and ensuring traffic is flowing. now, i'd like to give it over to the special agent in charge to say a f
, a 23-year-old paul ciancia of los angeles. federal agents questioned his parents in new jersey his father is a business owner. police say, there, rather, tell us the suspect sent his brother a text kath he may have been suicidal. ciancia was shot and wounded in terminal three. we begin with the developments in the abc7 newsroom. >> reporter: let's talk about the bag. inside investigators say they found a hand written note that said he wanted to kill tsa officers and pigs, referring to police. witnesses who saw him handle that rifle say it was obvious he was there to do a lot of damage. this video from tmz shows passengers running for safety the gunman began shooting inside lax. >> i'm looking at him, my wife. to tell they're okay. say three we're going run out of the door. i was waiting when he is pointing down. we're running. >> i look over by escalator. like 20 feet away. i see shell casings falling. i see shooting. >> reporter: the gunman moved to the screening station where passengers show ids. he had an ar 15, a high powered rifle, shown here on the floor. >> he proceeded u
. the fbi says paul anthony ciancia a white male 23 pull as rifle and opens fire. at the security check point tsa officers not armed or shot, one is killed. >> he preceded to the screening area and continued shooting and went past the screeners back into the airport itself. >> reporter: authorities say after shooting his way through the security check point the gunman makes it all the way down this hallway and stopped by authorities here near a burger king in the food court area, hundreds run for their lives. >> it was complete panic. people were screaming. you know, children crying. >> cure and utter may ham. people tripping over each other. bags everywhere. crying, screaming. >> everybody started like flying down the hallway and they were just like jumping over chairs, jumping over people. hiding in -- we were kind of trapped at the end of the terminal. >> trapped with nowhere else to escape some run on the airport tarmac and others use everything they can to protect them severals. >> second shots and i grabbed luggage and made walls and walls out of luggage and seen the guy walking t
. the suspect, 23-year-old paul ciancia. the suspect had a note with an antitsa rant on it and his fear of a new world order. our affiliate got the exclusive video and they are reporting it appears to show the suspect handcuffed. cnn cannot confirm who it is. passengers are reclaiming bags abandoned in the panic. i want to get to l.a.x. with more information on the victim. >> reporter: well, don, we heard from the widow are the excruciating details of a man who by every measure was trying to live the american dream. he was talking about how he was from el salve dor and moved here at 15 years old. he went to high school here and married his high school sweetheart. they had two children. they married on valentine's day. they had two children and filled with pride at a job protecting america's airplanes. this is a lot for his wife to digest and the workers at l.a.x. to digest as well. if you go up to a tsa officer here in los angeles you will see on their badges is a black stripe. that is signifying one of their fallen officers. this is, don, the first time tsa lost an officer like this. don? >> ts
at an airport. authorities say 23-year-old paul ciancia left a note at the crime scene indicating whom he was targetting. >> the defendant paul ciancia - we are looking into his background. i know you have a lot of questions on his background. we are still examining that. that is an extensive process, it will take time. we do know, based on the complaint, that he - and based on evidence we reviewed - that he targeted specifically tsa officers. his intent was clear in his note - we did recover a note at the crime scene. in that note he indicated his anger and his malice - i would say - towards the tsa officers. there is a video of the accident as stated in the complaint. that video shows the defendant's activities during the crime yesterday. >> brian rooney joins us live from lax. what else did we learn today? >> well, they are getting into this. one thing we don't know is exactly why he tarted tsa -- targeted tsa agents. we don't know that he had a bad experience or worked for the tsa. that is still somewhat of a mystery. someone who has not gotten as much mention is the man who was kille
about the suspect, 23-year-old unemployed mechanic paul ciancia. federal prosecutors have already filed murder charges and he could face the death penalty. police also believe someone dropped him off at the airport on friday. they want to find out who that was. here's abc7 news reporter alec stone with the latest. >> several prosecutors have filed murder charges against the suspected gunmen in the deadly shooting at los angeles international airport of tsa officer gerardo hernandez and the wounding of four others. saturday night, 100-foot pylons were lit up over the airport in honor of him. his wife is distraught. >> i am truly devastated. we are all heartbroken and we will miss him dearly. >> our hearts go out to the tsa officer who was shot and killed. >> two more tsa officers were wounded when 23-year-old paul ciancia took a rifle out of his bag friday morning and started firing. this video shows the ensuing mayhem. the fbi is just one of the agencies investigating the shooting. >> we found a statement where he made a conscious decision to make multiple tsa employees. >> and it could
. the suspected gunman paul ciancia allegedly shot a tsa officer at point-blank range, went up the escalator, came down and shot him again. he's charged with murdering a federal officer and could face the death penalty. he was not a ticketed passenger but dropped off at the airport before the shooting. as reporter carter-of-ans tell us, he had more than one women. >> the man carried with him multiple assault weapon magazines and a message. >> in the note that was handwritten by the defendant and signed by the defendant, we found a statement where he made a conscious decision to kill multiple tsa employees. >> reporter: the widow spoke about her husband, the first officer in the agency's history to die in the line of duty. >> we're all heartbroken and. >> reporter: many passengers remain stranded. their belongings inside the terminal they were flowing from. >> i want to go home and -- >> reporter: he's gone home to missouri. >> it was on the convey or and heard the next shop and i took off running. you can hear shots going off. >> reporter: police say 24-year- old paul ciancia shot his way through
about the man accused in that deadly lax shooting friday morning. the roommates of paul ciancia says he sent a texas to his family that -- a sent a text to his family that he was going to commit suicide. his family went to check on him but they were too late. right now ciancia is surrounded by armed guards and heavily sedated in the hospital after being shot four times by police. the tsa is telling us new information about how many guns are brought into airports just one week before that deadly shooting president guns were -- 39 guns were seized at airport check points. of those guns 32 were loaded. besides the guns the tsa has intercepted knives, stun guns, and grenades from being taken on to planes. >> i certainly hope it wasn't anything with malicious intent. it was just a mistake and a one off kind of situation. >> tsa says most people say they forgot they had the weapon in their carry on bags. others try to disguise them as ordinary objects trying to sneak them through. >>> the u.s. senate takes a test vote on legislation that would prohibit employers from discriminating against wo
's also night, police found 44-year-old anthony ciancia who had been shot in his upper body and was taken to the hospital where he died. he had arranged to meet another man to sell a car. when levia-archilla showed up, he was shot. >> this is the seventh homicide in anne arundel county this year. >>> we have an update on another shooting. baltimore police arrested sterling ford on attempted murder charges for a shooting that happened on homewood avenue. ford shot a man in the chest and the police are looking for two others who were with ford. >>> tomorrow a baltimore firefighter will be laid to rest. andrew hoffman was shot and killed in a murder suicide. his girlfriend marie hartman was also killed. the shooter, officer christopher robinson took his life. >>> happy days are here agn for people who love the pipe theater. we'll take you inside as it reopens for the first time in 30 years. >> this weekend we turn the clock back and gain an hour of sleep. why do we do that? >> tonight 6:035-67-8972 at bwi. we nailed the two-degree guarantee. so rachel from reisterstown, congratulations, you
-year-old paul kik ciancia. investigators found a note in his duffel bag saying he wanted to kill multiple tsa agents. so far the fbi has not found evidence of previous run after run--- run-ins. >> billy bay say it could have been worst. >> about 100 people around him hiding. if he wanted to continue to shoot he could have. i read since he was targeted tsa so maybe he wasn't looking for regular passengers. >> at lax sunday terminal 3 was back in business. passengers streamed past the scene of the shooting while tsa agents displayed black bands on their badges in memory of the fallen colleague. >> police say ciancia was dropped off by a friend, a roommate. officials don't believe that person knew of the plans. >>> turning to another scare at birmingham, alabama. the airport said an employee found a disturbing note in a restroom and turned it over to police. bomb technicians conducted a sweep and did not find anything. the airport reopened after 2 hours. a dozen flights delayed or diverted. >>> a deadly dog attack in this city. the animal attacked a woman inside her home. it was her
-old paul ciancia, who was ultimately shot by police and is now in custody. >> this individual was shooting as he went into the terminal. the officers didn't -- i repeat, they didn't hesitate. they went after this individual and they confronted this individual. >> reporter: police say ciancia shot several tsa employees. one of them a behavior detection officer died. >> unfortunately we were unable to revive a heartbeat, and he expired from severe gunshot wounds to his chest and to his abdomen. >> reporter: sources tell cbs news anti-government and antitsa writings were found in ciancia's bag. officials say he sent a text message to his family in new jersey today threatening to kill himself. the airport terminal was evacuated but some passengers who were unable to get out crammed into restroom stalls for safety. a semi-automatic rifle was recovered at the scene. airport authorities say 746 flights were affected. and we are hearing from many disgruntled and angry passengers right now. i spoke with some who just got off a plane after sitting on the tarmac for six hours. in los angeles, i'm ter
is identified as 23-year-old paul ciancia of los angeles who also has roots in new jersey. a note found in his bag may hold a clue to the motive and john miller will have more about that, but first we'll go to carter evens at l.a.x. >> reporter: stranded passengers are still scattered across the airport. when the shooting started this morning people ran for cover. some hid under ticket counters, others even ran out on to the tarmac and hid under a plane until the shooting stopped. the police calls at 9:20 a.m. in the middle of the morning rush at los angeles international. >> dark blue or black clothing. >> reporter: passengers inside terminal three describe shots and a stampede of terrified people heading toward tkwaors leading to the carmack. >> i didn't see his face. i just saw the gun. and i was terrified. and like everybody else was. we were all just on the ground. >> reporter: the shooting began at a tsa check point. the suspect pulled a semi automatic rifle out of its bag. los angeles police chief. >> he proceeded up into the screening area where tsa screeners are and continued shoo ent
of the deadly shooting. according to a federal criminal complaint, 23-year-old paul ciancia came prepared with apassault rifle, high capacity magazines, a bag of am new mission and manifesto. >> we found a statement where he made a conscious decision to kill multiple tsa employees. >> reporter: as me his way through the terminal, ciancia reportedly asked some people if they were with tsa. he moved on when they responded no. but at the security check point, he opened fire. tsa officer, hernandez, about to celebrate his 40th birthday, was killed. two other agents were wounded. as was this high school teacher. ciancia made it about 100 yards into the terminal before police shot him multiple times and took him into custody. officials are waiting to interview him and gain more insight into his motives. >>> now to the nfl. gary kubiac is recovering after he collapsed on the field during last night's game. as he walked off at halftime, he stopped and squatted down. the general manager said kubiac was lightheaded and dizzy, he was removed on a stretcher and taken to a local hospital, but did not
tried to stop him. officials say that 23 year-old paul ciancia is an unemployed motorcycle mechanic who reasonable to loss angeles from new jersey. his family back these notified and jersey authorities after they became concerned about him being violent. lapd was contacted and officers visited the suspect's home the morning of the shooting but missed him by about 45 minutes. ciancia opened fire ed lax to lead a team as a worker, wounding five others on friday. one woman who knows him said that his story with inmates, spoke to cnn, she says that he was plotting this crime. >> investigators have concluded that he was dropped off at the airport 8 roommate but he says had no knowledge of what he plans to do. he is facing charges of murder of a federal officer and committee on violence at an international airport. the fbi says that ciancia is currently in the hospital and is unresponsive. >> new details and a security scare that happened aboard a flight headed for sfo. police arrested a man on suspicion of public intoxication after he allegedly made threats aboard a jet blue flight from lon
: authorizes say 23- year-old paul ciancia sent a text message to his family that he was going to kill himself. that was before he allegedly carried a semi-automatic rifle into los angeles international airport friday morning and started shooting. >> right when i heard the shots of looked over my shoulder and everyone was saying run. >> reporter: the shooting started about 9:20 at the tsa checkpoint in terminal 3. the gunman shot 4tsa officers killing one. he then moved down the terminal toward the gate area. >> i noticed he had an assault rifle, a huge gun, strapped over his shoulder. >> reporter: the rampage ended when police shot the gunman. moments before, this photo was taken. as police secured the airport, rescue crews rushed the wounded to the hospital. this is believed to be ciancia as he was wheeled into an l.a. hospital. investigators say ciancia was wearing fatigues and carrying a bag that contained anti- american and anti-tsa ranting. >> there were more than 100 more rounds that could have literally killed everybody in that terminal today. >> reporter: in los angeles, teri okita, w
to the airport gates. nbc news, according to law enforcement officials, say he's paul anthony ciancia, 23 years old, u.s. citizen. apparently not related to the tsa. there were conflicting reports earlier. authorities say seven people in all were injured. six taken to local hospitals. ciancia's condition is not known but apparently he was shot by police. authorities at the airport say that the situation is static now. that operations in some parts of the airport will be back to normal but not necessarily in terminal 3, which includes allegiant, frontier, jetblue and virgin america. there have been ripple effects in traffic control system across the country as traffic was stopped, ground hold, for flights headed to los angeles and all the way across the country in new york. the port authority of new york and new jersey says it has stepped up patrols at three new york area airports just in case. but no direct result, they say, in terms of air traffic from the situation at l.a.x. back to you. >> scott, thank you. let's actually get more details on the impact it's had on the airport itself and the
on the deadly shooting at lax. k chaos at airport when a gunman opens fire, the suspect paul anthony ciancia. he shot one tsa officer and wounded several others. the airport is open again and details tonight emerging. we have more from the airport and chris lawrence outside the suspect's home in new jersey. we'll begin, what do we know about what happened today? >> reporter: passengers say it was a normal day at the airport when suddenly they heard very, very loud popping, one man said it sound the like it must have been from a large gun. many saw spark s and started running. there was the beat of calm and then absolute chaos, sheer terror as people were trying to flee this terminal. what happened afterwards is that after this gunman was taken down by the police, passengers here were completely stuck and it was gridlock. you can see, piers, there is still people walking up and down the streets trying to figure out how to get to the next destination. >> and in terms of actually what he did, we now know she shot dead one tsa officer. we think he wounded a second tsa officer, a third person was als
complaint, 23-year-old paul ciancia pulled this assault rifle out of his bag and fired multiple rounds at point-blank range at tsa officer gerardo hernandez. the document says ciancia then proceeded up an escalator. but when he saw the wounded officer move, he returned to his body, shooting hernandez again. >> he was a joyful person, always smiling. he took pride in his duty. >> reporter: anna hernandez married her husband on valentine's day 15 years ago. a father of two, he would have turned 40 next week. >> gerardo was a great man who always showed his love for our family. he was always there to help anyone in need. >> reporter: with passengers scrambling for their lives, court documents say ciancia opened fire on two other tsa officers and high school teacher brian ludmer. all three injured but alive with police in pursuit. the suspect made it over 100 yards deep into the terminal. he passed restaurants and magazine shops. this is where it all ended, in the middle of a busy terminal. shot multiple times, ciancia was taken into custody. his rifle, five magazine clips as well as a han
emerging of family members of the alleged lax shooter tried to stop him. officials said paul ciancia's family in new jersey had notified new jersey local authority's would then contact a los angeles police. those officials then visited the suspect's home the morning of the shooting and missed him by about 45 minutes. of the shooting and missed him by about 45 minutes. pto those who've waited... worried... poked and prodded... taken risks... and lived in a state of "what if?"... welcome to a new state... of health. welcome to covered california. the place to find quality, affordable coverage. financial help for those in need. and nobody can be denied because of a pre-existing condition. enroll now at coveredca.com. ncia's plan. ciancia is an unemployed motorcycle mechanical recently moved to los angeles from new jersey. he is facing charges of murder of a federal officer and committing violence at an international airport. the fbi says ciancia is currently in the hospital and is unresponsive. >>james: another airport scare this one in alabama just two days after the deadly shooting at
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. >> so good to be here. >> the man charged with killing a tsa officer at l.a.x. paul you ciancia claims he acted alone. >> the procedures at the third largest airport inside terminal three at l.a.x. ben, good morning. >> reporter: margaret and charlie good morning. all nine terminals are back open this morning including terminal three where the shooting occurred. we're learning more about the shooter's motives and security here at l.a.x. >> tsa agents are wearing black bands in memory of hernandez, the first tsa employee killed in the line of duty flowers are placed yards from where the shooting took place. >> he had his gun trained down like this. he took two shots. >> reporter: scott greene was in the security line when paul ciancia started shooting at tsa agents. passengers ran out of the terminal as the shooter made his way toward the gate area. >> it didn't make sense to me. that guy had a gun. no one was there to stop him. police were outside. >> l.a.x. police shot the gun plan. the carpeting covered in blood has been replaced. $9.1 billion has been spent on se
-old paul ciancia. police say he entered terminal 3 here at lax, opened fire, killing a tsa agent, injuring at least seven others before he himself was wounded in a gun battle. now, this all happened at a busy terminal 3 at 9:30 in the morning on friday, during the middle of the morning rush. police say ciancia walked into the terminal, pulled out an assault rifle, killed one, moved past security into the terminal where he was pursued by police and later taken into custody. the tsa agent is identified as gerardo hernandez. passengers during all of this hid inside restrooms, many poured out on to the tarmac. there was bloodshed and chaos that filled the terminal. investigators were able to shut down the terminal. 167,000 passengers here at lax, the third busiest in the country were affected by this. the terminal today remains shut down although the other terminals are operational. it was chaos and confusion all day yesterday, lester. but the suspect is in custody, lester. >> miguel almaguer at lax. thank you. >>> pete williams has more on the investigation into the suspect and also a possibl
paul ciancia took a rifle out of his bag friday morning and started firing. this tmz video shows the ensuing mayhem. the fbi is investigating the shooting. >> we found a statement where he made a conscious decision to kill multiple tsa employees. >> reporter: it could have been worse if the officers did not chase the suspect through terminal 3. >> the fact they disabled this assailant within minutes saved untold lives. >> reporter: ciancia is in the hospital. the fbi says he is unresponsive. the airport, a scene of fear and confusion friday morning returned to normal operation saturday afternoon. alex stone, abc news, los angeles. >> one of the people caught in the cross fire was a host of the tv series ""mythbusters." >> everyone was jumping over chairs and people. people were take cover. i mean, it was literally like my worst nightmare. and it was happening. >> "mythbusters" is shot in the bay area but he was heading from l.a.x. to a video shoot in delaware. the shootings caused dozens of cancellations in the bay area. today eight flights to and fro l.a.x. were cancelled. be su
are learning more about the. los angeles international shooting. paul ciancia. he mentioned killing tsa agents and how easy it is to get a gun. a tsa officer was killed and four others were hurt in that rarampage. paul ciancia has been charged with murder and could face the death penalty. >> the leader of the m-23 rebels declared a ceasefire. as they retreat the troops are finding mass graves chess t cloe uganda border. the fighting is not yet over. >> this patch of bush next to a former m-23 rebel base looks like any other in eastern congo. something more sinister lies within. this seale sowed soldier leads n that was buried in a shallow grave. he died recently and the smell is unpleasant. hhe died with his arms tied behind his back and his legs tied. it looks like he was executed. are there were four more bodies visible in this hole. before heavy rain buried them in mud. there are many more in the surrounding bush. it looks like he was executed. nearby soldiers in villages say there were four more body visible in this hole before heavy rain buried them in mud. and they say there are many mor
told authorities as he was arrested he acted alone and was dropped off by a friend. paul ciancia is still sedated in the hospital after being shot multiple times by police. investigators are getting a better idea of what happened inside terminal 3 from when paul ciancia opened fire till the time he was shot. >> reporter: investigators are still peacing together -- piecing together their time line. he entered at 9:20 a.m. in the morning at terminal 3. he approached the tsa officer and shot him. >> the defendant is alleged to have been walking away from the tsa officer, going up an escalator and then coming back down to return and shoot the wounded officer again. >> reporter: at the top is the security check point. he abandoned two tsa officers and one passenger -- he wounded two tsa officers and one passenger. he made his way into therminal 3 -- therminal 3. -- terminal 3. >> people were running, getting knocked down. there was luggage every. >> reporter: you can see his -- everywhere. >> reporter: you can see he is palt. paul ciancia had five loaded magazines. a host of unspent o
-year-old paul ciancia walked up to the check point, pulled out a assault rifle and shot the officer at point blank range. he made a conscious decision to kill multiple tsa employees. >> he realized hernandez was still moving the fbi says ciancia returned, killing him, and wounded two more officers and a teacher. >> he saw the gunman. he felt his leg go, turn into jelly. >> police shot ciancia four times, discovering a hand written note describing how he wanted to instill fear on your traitorus minds. which is detailed further on cnn >> he said if i just kill one, my mission is accomplished >> paul is their son, and brother. we'll continue to love and care for him. >> reporter: detectives combed through his southern california apartment and other residences, trying to determine what set him off. classmates describe him as a loner. a former roommate says he was a nice guy. >> going back to jersey, working for his dad, making amends can family problems >> now, the attorney general says they may have to rethink airport procedures >> it's something we need toechl yammin given what happe
. police say the suspect, paul ciancia acted alone. that friend did not know what he planned to do. cbs senior correspondent, john miller, describes detectives say ciancia smuggled his weapon. >> it's a roller board suitcase on wheels. on top of it is a backpack. he cut a hole in the top of the suitcase and the bottom of the backpack, so the rifle can stand up. he is able to pull the backpack off the top, pull the rifle out of the suitcase. >> one tsa agent was killed, two others were wounded. officers shot ciancia four times. he is at a hospital under heavy sedation and armed guards are watching him around the clock. >>> things are getting back to normal at alabama's burmingham shuttle's airport. police found a note containing a bomb threat in the bathroom of the airport yesterday afternoon. 12 flights were either delayed or canceled. investigators gave the all clear a couple hours later. >>> you get two scary incidents. just two days apart and some people are asking how safe are we inside these terminals? the chairman of the house homeland security committee, congressman, mike mccal
was this 23-year-old american citizen, resident of the l.a. area, paul ciancia is the way you would pronounce his last name. that he went in, that he had -- was armed when he was stopped at the first initial place where you go to show your boarding pass to the tsa person and your i.d. that's when he pulled out the weapon. that most likely, he was aiming at some of the tsa employees. remember that our tsa employees, they're our officers, they are not armed. you can imagine if they were armed as angry as people sometimes get at these entry points, these security points, so we don't arm them. usually behind them, especially at l.a.x. which is the airport i use every week to fly back and forth to washington, d.c., we generally have an officer back there. it is usually of the particular airport, we have various law enforcement there, we have lawa, the airport police, we have lapd, who have a pod there, we have sheriff once in awhile there. of course we have our tsa officials and we also sometimes have fbi or special agents because of other things going on. in this particular case, he not only shot
, police confirmed the alleged shooter is 23-year-old paul ciancia, a u.s. citizen. meanwhile, nearly 800 flights were impacted leaving passengers stranded here in the bay area and beyond. >> we have team coverage for you tonight on this developing story. arturo santiago is covering sfo. we begin with kimberly terry in san jose. multiple delays, cancelations. what are we talking about in terms of impact? >> reporter: jessica, we could see the ripple effect through the weekend, at least that's what airport authorities are saying for now. nearly 30 flights from l.a.x. to the three bay area airports were canceled today. tonight, the big question is, if i have a flight, can i get out of here? the answer is, yes. as long as you're not headed to southern california. but if that's where you need to go, it's possible you might get out, you just need to pack your patience. >> we have six airlines here at minetta san jose international that serve l.a.x. so that's 29 flights a day between the 6 airlines so there's likely an impact to many travelers. >> reporter: a spokesperson for san jose airport s
, the suspect paul anthony ciancia. he shot one tsa officer and wounded several others. the airport is open again and details tonight emerging. we have more from the airport and chris lawrence outside the suspect's home in new jersey. we'll begin, what do we know about what happened today? >> reporter: passengers say it was a normal day at the airport when suddenly they heard very, very loud popping, one man said it sound the like it must have been from a large gun. many saw spark s and started running. there was the beat of calm and then absolute chaos, sheer terror as people were trying to flee this terminal. what happened afterwards is that after this gunman was taken down by the police, passengers here were completely stuck and it was gridlock. you can see, piers, there is still people walking up and down the streets trying to figure out how to get to the next destination. >> and in terms of actually what he did, we now know she shot dead one tsa officer. we think he wounded a second tsa officer, a third person was also wounded. we believe and others may have suffered minor injuries in
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affiliate kcal and kcbs got this exclusive video, and it purportedly showing paul ciancia handcuffed to a stretcher. cnn cannot independently confirm who that person is on that stretcher. video from inside the terminal moments after shots were fired did show how chaotic it was. >> on the floor! on the floor! on the floor now! on the floor! [ shouts ] >> chill, chill, chill, chill! >> passengers ran for their lives as officers screamed to get down and get out. >>> a disturbing picture is coming together of the suspected shooter, paul ciancia. according to a law enforcement official, he was carrying materials, including an anti-tsa rant and an reference to a new world order. chris lawrence is in pennsville, new jersey, where the suspect is from. chris, his family members and even those who know him have been saying a little bit about him and how surprised they are about these events that unfolded yesterday. >> reporter: that's right. i mean, it came as a complete shock to a lot of people here who knew the family. but when you dig a little deeper, fred, and try to find people who were
motive. prompted by a warning by paul ciancia's family in new jersey, police went to the alleged l.a.g. gunman's apartment the morning of the shooting. his family frantically called police after text message after text message from ciancia warned something would happen. he left for l.a.x. 45 minutes earlier. meanwhile, one woman who knows this alleged gunman and his three room mates says he was plotting his crime days before the rampage. >> he asked one of the room mates if he could have a ride to the airport. >> why did he need a ride? >> he said he was going going back home, his dad was sick and he had to deal with family issues. >> did anyone see a ticket? >> no, he also didn't mention the day he had to leave. that morning, he doesn't knock, just opened the door and says i have to leave. take me now. >> did he ever express hatred toward the government or the tsa. >> all the nsa findings that came out this year, he was upset and he thought tsa abused their power. >> cnn has confirmed this photo making its rounds online is legitimate. it shows ciancia was not wearing any sort of s
-old paul ciancia is charged with murdering a tsa officer. ciancia is in critical condition after being shot by police officers. the fbi says he set out to kill tsa employees, and now a woman who knows the suspect tells our miguel marquez, that one roommate, who had no idea what was going on, even drove him to the airport. >> he asked one of the roommates if he could have a ride to the airport. >> why did he need a ride? >> he said he was going back home. either that his dad was kind of sick and he had to deal with some family issues. >> did anyone ever see a ticket? >> no. >> he did mention what day. that morning, he doesn't knock and says, i need to leave. can you take me now. >> did you ever express any hatred toward the government or the tsa? >> he thought that the tsa abused their power. >> police officers showed up at ciancia's apartment about 45 minutes after he took off to the airport. well his father was back in new jersey, had asked the police to check in on his son, after the family got a disturbing text message, including one that indicated that something bad might happen. so we'
with the breaking news out of los angeles. a gunman opens fire at l.a.x. >> the gunman is anthony ciancia. he had a net that said he wanted to kill tsa. thousands of passengers try to figure out what are they going to do. we have more on the san francisco tick moments inside terminal 3. >> reporter: a tsa officer was shot and killed by a man who was wielding what's being described as a long gun at  l.a.x.'s terminal 3. at least three others were injured and confirmed only one gunman. the gunman is in custody. >> this was a loud bang, like boom. it was a loud one. from there we all ducked down. i see nothing but things around me. >> reporter: the first report came after 9:30 local time. they set up triage and a man wearing a blue tsa uniform could be seen coming out holding up his arms stained with blood. inside the terminal the news came from an airline official. >> security in terminal 3. >> reporter: there was a huge response from airport police. officers could be seen enteri with guns drawn. terminals 1, 2 and 3 were closed. travelers were evacuated, exiting anyway they could. >> it's like w
-old paul ciancia from new jersey. the man killed in the shooting was gerardo i. hernandez, a 5-year vat reason. tsa -- veteran of the tsa. >> police are investigating that paul ciancia was targetting the tsa. >> president obama declares he'll have 17 million signed up for health care. they'll have to
23-year-old paul anthony ciancia with murder of a federal officer and violence at an international airport. they say he wrote and signed a note saying he had made the conscious decision to kill multiple tsa employees. >> his intent was very, very clear in his note. >> the murder is believed to be a premeditated act of first degree. >> the charges filed could lead to the death penalty or life without parole. as the investigation into his motives continues, the grief of the family of the victim just beginning. gerardo hernandez had worked at l.e0)v a. x. since 2010. >> we are all heart broken and will miss him dearly. he was a joy full person. he took pride in his duty for the merp public and the mission. >> the next step for police is reviewing video of ciancia's alleged movements at the airport. he is reportedly unresponse inat a los angeles hospital. >> in the east bay, a man accused of exposing himself at several parks is behind bars tonight. officers arrested 20-year-old shaquille thomas at his home yesterday. police say over the past year, they received several reports of indec
injured in friday's shooting. 23-year-old paul ciancia could face the death penalty if convicted. investigators saying he had enough firepower to turn the entire place into a killing zone. we're live at l.a.x. dominic? >> gregg, while paul ciancia is lying unconscious, heavily sedated and under armed guard at the ronald reagan ucla medical center in los angeles, the feds are unable to talk to him. for the time being they're looking into this background, but also looking very closely at the video that was picked up by surveillance cameras as he proceeded through terminal three here at l.a.x. and apparently that video showed his actions along the way, including the second two attempts he had firing on that tsa guard and apparently shooting two other tsa guards. we know this happened around 9:30, terminal 3. we also believe we've got the photo there of the 0.223 million&t 15 semiautomatic that he pulled out from a duffel bag we understand and then started to open fire. of course, you know, he had that note inside that duffel bag, that's what the federal -- that's what the feds were
're learning new details about his movements just before the attack. abc news learned that it was paul ciancia's roommate who dropped him off at the airport on friday thinking he had to catch a flight. instead, he's thought to have walked up to the tsa checkpoint, pulling an assault rifle from his bag, killing tsa agent gerardo hernandez and injuring more. passengers and others ran for cover. >> on the floor, now, on the floor! >> reporter: and teacher brian ludmer was one of those shot. his boss said he had a long road ahead of him. >> his spirits are up. he's still traumatized by all of it, like all of us trying to get our arms around this. >> reporter: meanwhile, a clearer picture of the suspect is emerging. a family friend saying he took it hard when his mother died in 2009 after years of battling multiple sclerosis. classmates at his delaware high school where he played the french horn in the band said he didn't reach out to anyone. >> there were few people who kept to themselves, he was one of them. >> reporter: later, he went to florida, graduating from the motorcycle mechanics institut
alone. paul ciancia told police a friend dropped him off in front of terminal three on friday, he was carrying an assault rifle and five 30-round magazines and in his bag hundreds of more rounds. this morning, he's hospitalized, heavily sedated and under armed guard. theresa garcia reports. >> reporter: scott green was right there and ran for his life when a shooter opened fire friday at los angeles international airport. >> like he had his gun trained down like this, and he took two shots. >> reporter: police say it was 23-year-old paul ciancia who killed one tsa agent and wounded two others. investigators found a note in his duffel bag saying he wanted to kill multiple tsa agents, but so far the fbi has not found evidence of any previous run-ins he may have had with the agency. >> i thought he was just a random passenger, very calm, stoic face. >> reporter: billy bay saw the suspect walk in with an assault rifle. he says it could have been worse. >> about 100 people under benches around him hiding. if he wanted to continue to shoot, he could have. i've read since he was targetin
into a killing ground allegedly murdering a tsa officer and trying to kill more. paul anthony ciancia, 23 years old. that is a picture of him. he's badly wounded tonight. authorities say along with an assault rifle he was carrying anti-government materials during his tear through l.a.x.'s terminal three. reports he sent some rambling text messages to his family prior to the rampage. that is a live shot of his father's house right now in pennsville, new jersey. we're waiting to go hear from the family. if and do we'll bring it to you live. we also obtained video from inside terminal 3 capturing the chaos. >> come on you guys. >> go go go! >> [ mute ] this is crazy, dog. >> crazy indeed. scene frommed in and outside the terminal as an ocean of air travelers fled the gunman. you can imagine being down there in that stampede. a number of people got hurt in the rush but sticking around was certainly not an option. you're going to hear from some of them tonight. a lot of eyewitnesses on the program tonight. here's what we've learned about today's murder at l.a.x. >> a major major incident working her
. at least one of them is in critical condition. the suspect is identified as 23-year-old paul ciancia of los angeles who has roots in new jersey. he is wounded and in custody. a note found in his bag may hold the clues to a motive. john miller will have more about that but first carter evans is at lax for us this evening. carter? >> reporter: scott, terminal 3 is still shut down. many of the roads in and out of lax are closed. and stranded passengers are scattered all over the airport as the investigation continues. the police calls began at 9:20 a.m. in the middle of the morning rush at los angeles international. >> black blue or dark clothing. >> reporter: passengers inside terminal 3 describe shots and then a stampede of terrified people heading toward doors leading out to the tarmac. >> i didn't see his face. i just saw the gun. and i was terrified. and like everybody else was. we were all just on the ground. >> reporter: the shooting began at a tsa check point. the suspect pulled a semi auction rifle out of its bag. los angeles police chief. >> he pred up into the screening area where t
ciancia in this shooting spree. he is facing charges of killing a federal officer and he is also facing charges of committing violence at an international airport with the intent of harming people. we just saw from the criminal come plaint -- complaint more details of the time line of events of what happened when ciancia came to terminal 3 and started firing. he started firing on the agent and then proceeded into the terminal. they say the video they have of the incident showed him turning back and seeing the tsa agent suffering on the floor. they talk about him wrighting and -- writhing and how he was then shot to death. he pulled out a .223 caliber mmp assault rifle and that's what it says in the complaint and then he .ed and -- pointed and fired at two other tsa agents. they found a note on him and that gave them evidence. >> we found a statement where he made a conscious decision to kill multiple tsa employees. he addressed them at one point in the letter saying he wanted to, quote, instill fear into their traitorous minds. >> jaime, since 9 slrk -- 9/11 los angeles airport has spe
anthony ciancia. c-i-a-n-c-i-a. they say he is 23 years old, born in february of 1990. a u.s. citizen who is living in the l.a. area. and as for the motive -- we're a long way from knowing that for certain. there is some indication, we're told, that he had strong anti-government views. that's based on some written material that we're told he was carrying, that they found on him after he was shot by l.a. airport police. he is said to be in critical condition at the ucla medical. we believe that all of the people who were shot, all of the people he shot, were employees of the it tsa. one of whom was killed, three of whom were wounded, with varying degrees of severity of their injuries. but that he didn't shoot anyone else. one telling thing is what a witness said, who talked earlier today to msnbc, who said that the witness was approached by the gunman who said, do you work for the tsa. so it would seem to be a combination of anti-government views and some kind of grudge against the tsa. now, there had been some initial reporting from some news organizations that this suspect had a connecti
to be the gunman, 23-year-old paul ciancia, who was ultimately shot by police and is now in custody. >> this individual was shooting as he went into the terminal. the officers didn't hesitate. they went after this individual and they confronted this individual. >> reporter: police say ciancia shot several tsa employees. one of them a behavior detection officer died. >> unfortunately, we were unable to revive a heartbeat and he expired from severe gunshot wounds to his chest and to his abdomen. >> reporter: sources tell cbs news anti-government and anti- tsa writings were found in ciancia's bag. officials say he sent a text message to his family in new jersey earlier today threatening to kill himself. the airport terminal was evacuated but some passengers who were unable to get out crammed into restroom stalls for safety. a semi-automatic rifle was recovered at the scene. >>> it's been the subject of a legal battle in federal court for months. how mentally ill inmates are treated in california prisons. reporter angelie hemphill shows us videos just released by a judge. we warn you so
been identified as 23-year-old paul ciancia. he entered inside terminal 3 behind me and opened fire, killing a tsa agent, injuring at least seven others, before he himself was shot and taken into custody. this all happened very early friday morning during the middle of the morning commute. it was 9:30 a.m. the terminal was packed with passengers. police say he walked in, pulled a high-powered rifle out of a bag, shot at tsa agents, killing one, then moved past security. police followed him down the terminal where he made his way 100 yards down the terminal, past security where they engaged him in a gun battle. passengers were running, screaming, hiding in bathrooms, running out to the tarmac, doing what they could to save their own lives. here's what one passenger told us yesterday. >> i wasn't sure what was happening. i thought it might have been a bomb scare. i saw a man walking around with a shotgun. initially i thought, okay, this is an undercover policeman pause he was walking pretty cautiously. didn't seem like he was in any particular hurry. then it became clear what it was a
's news headquarters. this is 23-year-old paul ciancia armed with a semiautomatic rifle, more than 150 rounds of ammunition as well as a note allegedly outlining his mission against the tsa. listen as these people describe the chaos the moment he opened fire. >> two gunshots going off and i looked at my boyfriend and he said, those are gunshots. he was like, run. we literally just ran down the stairs. >> tsa was running with us. they said, keep running, keep running. there was probably another 15 to 20 shots that we heard behind us. we just kept running. >> it was like a dream. it wasn't real. it was like a movie. it was so intense. it wasn't normal to hear that. we all just panicked. >> live today with the latest. how is it looking? looks pretty quiet behind you as you can see from this monitor. >> they look like they're try to get back to businesses as quickly as possible. this is terminal one which wasn't affected hardly at all. behind us, terminal two where a lot of the passengers were directed and taken out through there. we've seen people coming back to the airport. those who wer
. and to that end we as the ciancia family have cooperated with law enforcement agencies with the last several days. it is important to express our deep and sincere sympathy -- >> reporter: you can see here at lax, paul ciancia open fire at the bottom of the stairs where flowers are where the tsa agent fell. he went up the escalator and turned around because he saw he was moving and fired again according to officials. but the 23-year-old accomplished two of his goals when he came here to lax, not the suicide mission part but did want to kill a transportation security administration officer and also to show how easy it is to get a gun into the airport. and this could very well lead to changes in how airport security is run as we heard from eric holder earlier this morning. again, ciancia was shot four times, at least once in the mouth. he's sedated under heavy guard and still in critical condition. we do know he was unemployed motorcycle mechanic who just recently moved to los angeles from a small town, a blue collar town of pensville, new jersey. although he was dropped off here at lax by a roommat
airport, has reopened following friday's deadly shooting rampage. the suspect, paul ciancia, who was shot four times by police who has been hospitalized heavily sedated and under 24-hour armed guards. from los angeles with the very latest. jennifer, what can you tell us? >> reporter: maria, terminal 3 is back to normal. a lot of airport employees have said -- commented how quiet of a day it is around here at all of the airport. we can tell you here at the tsa checkpoint where the officer was gunned down first is where paul ciancia is the one who walked through the door right here and at the bottom of the stairs we're told open fire. where you see the flowers is where that tsa officer fell. ciancia allegedly went up the stairs, kept firing back at that tsa officer, and accomplished one of his goals, to kill a tsa officer, and the second goal, to show how easily it is to get a gun into the airport. in fact, what happened friday is likely going to change the way things are done around airports as far as patrol goes. but how remains to be seen because it's so dif
it is paul anthony ciancia. he is 23 years old, u.s. citizen. he's formerly a resident of new jersey. >> i'm still trying to process did this really happen? did they get the wrong guy because if they told me they got the wrong guy, it would make a lot more sense to me. >> it's the first time a tsa officer has been killed in the line of duty. >> the suspect a man from south jersey. good evening. i'm jan jeffcoat. >> i'm derek mcginty. right now we've got crews in l.a. and jersey and plus how safe are we every time we fly? first let's look at how things played out. around 12:20 our time 23-year- old paul ciancia walked into terminal 3 at l.a.x., pulled a rifle from his bag and started shooting killing one screener injuring four more tsa agents. ciancia then walked through the airport until police shot him near a burger king and tonight he's in the hospital. >> the agent
the night at lax's terminal three processing the crime scene. police say 23-year-old paul ciancia walked into the terminal, pulled out a semiautomatic rifle and started shooting. >> i just saw the gun. and i was just terrified. like everybody else was. we were all just on the ground. >> reporter: 39-year-old tsa officer hernandez was killed. federal agents brought food to their home and neighbors say they're shocked. >> my heart goes out to them. i pray that the lord will give them peace and strength to go through this. >> reporter: the head of the tsa will arrive here later today to meet with hernandez's family and other agents wounded in the shooting. in a note he called himself a pissed off patriot. and believed his constitutional rights were being violated by the searches. >> the text message was a message to the little brother. the way it was written. it had concern about it. it was brought to our attention. >> reporter: his roommates never suspected he was capable of such violence. more than 1500 flights arriving and departing were disrupted yesterday during this shooting. because
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